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Super-fast broadband 'boosts sales of new Kent homes'

Friday, May 31st 2013

The availability of super-fast broadband has helped to drive strong initial sales at a new housing estate in Kent. Developer Hillreed Homes has said it is "delighted" with the success of the site in the village of...

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Burton Leonard businesses welcome fibre broadband launch

Friday, May 31st 2013

Businesses in the North Yorkshire village of Burton Leonard have praised the arrival of fibre optic broadband as part of a public-private partnership between the county council and BT. The service went live in the rural community...

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Bucks conference centre hails dedicated fibre broadband link

Thursday, May 30th 2013

Bosses at a Buckinghamshire conference centre have praised a fibre optic broadband connection installed at the facility last year, claiming it has helped them keep up with the latest online trends. Since implementing the link,...

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Plusnet unveils new business fibre broadband packages

Wednesday, May 29th 2013

Plusnet has unveiled several new communications packages for businesses, including two fibre optic broadband deals. The entry-level super-fast product, Business Fibre, offers customers typical download speeds of up to 76Mbps with...

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CityFibre welcomes Hyperoptic's FTTH funding boost

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

CityFibre has welcomed news that fellow fibre optic network operator Hyperoptic has secured £50 million of funding. Announced last week, the equity investment - led by Quantum Strategic Partners - will support...

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BT announces boom in Wi-Fi hotspots

Friday, May 24th 2013

BT has revealed a huge increase in the number of people using its Wi-Fi network to access the internet while they are on the go. The telecoms provider said it has been adding more than 20,000 new hotspots to its portfolio a week...

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Notts receives £2.7m funding boost for fibre broadband rollout

Thursday, May 23rd 2013

Nottinghamshire's fibre optic broadband plans have received a substantial boost after the county council secured an additional £2.7 million of investment from the European Regional Development Fund. Taking the overall...

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Zen says fibre broadband uptake held back by lack of information

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013

A lack of information about service availability is holding back uptake of fibre optic broadband in the UK, according to Zen Internet. New research from the internet service provider revealed that only one-fifth of senior IT...

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Easynet launches 'pioneering' bonded FTTC broadband service

Tuesday, May 21st 2013

Network, hosting and cloud integration firm Easynet has claimed a UK first by launching a bonded fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband service offering speeds of up to 160Mbps - rising to 320Mbps in the next few months. Known as...

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Ofcom finds fibre broadband available to 68% of homes

Monday, May 20th 2013

Two-thirds of UK homes are within reach of fibre optic broadband networks, according to new figures published by Ofcom. The communications industry regulator revealed that overall super-fast broadband availability stands at 67.9...

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